IBON Foundation statement for meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change, Mr. Ian Fry
November 7, 2023
There is an underlying resistance by the Marcos Jr administration to the fundamental changes in strategy and approach required to genuinely address the triple crisis faced by the Filipino people – environmental distress, chronic poverty and inequality, and economic underdevelopment.
June 2, 2023
The Philippine government has a repetitive narrative when it comes to infrastructure – that it will “revitalize the economy” and “create more jobs” or that the government is “Building more for better lives” — claims so-repeated that they seem like obvious benefits. But history shows that this is not always the case.
May 7, 2023
Will the MRT-7 answer our systemic transportation problems? At this stage, the project has so far turned out to be a gateway for corporate elites to gain more profits at the expense of the people’s welfare.
April 22, 2023
The Philippines was among the first countries to promote the use of inorganic chemicals and input-dependent crop varieties through the Marcos Sr-era Green Revolution. To date, the world’s top-selling agrochemical companies are among the suppliers of chemical and inorganic inputs which the Philippine government continues to usher into domestic farms. This has also partly led […]
April 17, 2023
SB102 distorts the concept of water resources belonging to the commons or cultural and natural resources that are accessible to all members of a society by allowing water to be handled by the profit- and business- oriented private sector.
October 30, 2022
Green Action Week brings out the diversity of cultures. It celebrates each partner’s campaign which are always designed according to their country’s concrete conditions. The importance of addressing these with a systemic and holistic perspective is also raised. This touches on national governance and influencing policy to favor sustainable pathways.
September 22, 2022
To guarantee that everyone benefits from our transition to a greener future, a strong and comprehensive policy framework like the People’s Green New Deal is required. Substantial new public spending and re-directing of private spending is also needed to finance this.
April 22, 2022
There exists a complexity to achieving sustainability and harmony with nature. I shall remain vegan, but the next time I say Itadakimasu, I shall put the farmers, peasants and workers right at the heart of my gratitude.
IBON Executive Director on the People’s Green New Deal resolution (HR 2362) filed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives
November 17, 2021
IBON Executive Director on the People’s New Green Deal resolution (HR 2362)
filed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives